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Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

Thousands of people travel from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv every day including both locals and tourists.

It’s not uncommon for people to live in one city and work in the other.

Due to this traveling between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv is pretty simple and has a few options.

By Bus

The 480 and 405 buses travel between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and take about 45 minutes.

The 480 leaves approximately ever 10 minutes to the Arlozorov Train Station in upmarket North Tel Aviv.

The 405 leaves approximately every 20 minutes to the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station in south Tel Aviv.

While there technically are set schedules for the buses, however since they are so commonly used, a bus tends to leave as soon as it’s full and immediately an empty bus will open it’s doors to new passengers.

Both buses leave Jerusalem from the 3rd floor of Jerusalem Central Bus Station.

Bus 480 leaves from platform 316.

Bus 405 leaves from platform 315.

By Train

There is a high-speed train that runs between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

The train leaves from the Yitzhak Navon Station, located in front of Jerusalems Central bus station, and ends at the Savidor Central Tel Aviv railway station.

The train also stops at Ben Gurion Airport along the way.

The travel time between the two cities takes between 30 to 35 minutes.

The train leaves every 30 minutes Sunday through Thursday, from 6:20 am to 9:30 pm.

On Saturday nights, there is only one train an hour in each direction from 9:56 pm to 12:00 am.

By Car

Driving from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv is pretty simple since route 1 connects the two. However, parking can be a hassle.

Waze is the best app to use for directions when driving in Israel as it was developed here.

Shared Taxi Vans

Shared taxi vans, or monit sheruts, travel between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Pick-up and drop-off is at the central bus station in both cities.

There are no schedule departure times, rather they leave when the van fills up.


Private taxi cabs are a costly but easy way to get from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv.

While I don’t take cabs often, the number for the one I use is 02-586-6666.

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